The linear shape of CO_{2 } is due to _________.

(i) sp^{3}hybridisation of carbon

(ii) sp hybridisation of carbon

(iii) p\pi - p\pi bonding between carbon and oxygen

(iv) sp^{2} hybridisation of carbon

Answers (1)

The answer is the option (ii) sp hybridization of carbon and (iii) p\pi - p\pi bonding between carbon and oxygen

CO_{2 }  has a structure which is linear, and the bonding of p\pi - p\pistructure leads is the reason.

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